1D or not 1D: Is One Direction taking a break?

Story highlights

  • British boy band One Direction might be be taking a break next year
  • One Directioners, and those indifferent to the band, have taken to Twitter

(CNN)One Direction fan? Make sure you're sitting down. If Zayn Malik leaving wasn't traumatic enough, there are reports that the band is taking a break next year after the release of their fifth album in November.

Cue the outbursts ...
Despair ...
Delight ...
Indifference ...
Humor ...
And some realism.
It's also IMPORTANT TO GET THE NEWS RIGHT.
Some think the time apart will help them grow.
Others have slightly different predictions.
There might even be reason to be slightly fearful.
Depends on your perspective on the news, really.
Some may also want to be careful about how they relay the rumor.
There are a few unanswered questions, too.
Some are just full of understanding.
And it's not just One Directioners who are affected, you know.
But there is some helpful advice being offered.
If it's any consolation, the band has yet to confirm the news. Although that's not a great help.
But if the rumors are true, they're not exactly heading off into the sunset just yet.
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